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RATINGS: 603   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Hoss is based on the Märzen lagers of Germany. Rich, layered malt notes, with some hints of cherry and dark notes, dominate while the unique addition of rye imparts a slightly earthy, spicy character. Hoss finishes crisp and dry, and its brilliant red-orange color is a toast to the late-summer sunsets that make the perfect backdrop for this beer.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (517) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. Amber. Malt forward with a rye spice on the back end and a nice dry finish. Biscuit, bread, caramel malts. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
uhclem (363) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Not a bad lager. Very light, neutral aroma that reminds me of some of the big American brewers. Taste is complex with hints of earth, bread and, yes, I get the cherry. Finish is long, with just a hint of metal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Rich medium malt balanced well with strong rye, bready rye. Very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MWMBeerguy (108) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Fairly neutral Aroma. Mostly malt notes. Beautiful copper color with thin head. Very clean taste with after notes of spicy rye and slight hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (609) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a copper/amber, tiny head, malty aroma with a hint of Vegemite, touch of hops to balance the rich smooth malt flavours. A very, very good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RevBFG (56) - - APR 27, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine. Beautiful red-orange pour with a white head that doesn't last long. Well balanced with lots of flavors -- malt, dark cherry, and some nice spice from the rye. Easy to drink. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3254) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2014
Misty amber pour medium creamy head strong carbonation aromas fruit some rich spice caramel toffee hint grain malt the flavours grain malt and fruit caramel rye richness spicy rich fruits the finish not much bitter but a decent beer good touches all round sweetness is the best part in these ales spicy notes and hops good drinking ale

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HIGHB4LL (555) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2014
On tap. Appearance: copper color, finger of white head, clear. Aroma: fruity, light floral, light smoke, malty wheat. Palate: average carbonation, light to med. body. Taste: Deep malty sweetness. Overall, unique flavors, great balance,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smaynard6000 (636) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a murky amber color with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt with a hint of chocolate. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and a crisp finish. Sweet with some spiciness and some chocolate notes in the finish. I enjoy Marzens and I think this is a particularly good one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2770) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Pint at Lost Lake. Pours a crystalline dark gold. Crisp lager nose with cereal, woody hops and a hint of spicy rye. I love how well the subtle rye comes through in this lighter bodied beer. Flavor is balanced, crisp malts. Notes of cereal and fresh corn with a modest hop bite and timid, but rewarding rye notes. The finish is ever so slightly "off" but the lines here at this music dive are likely suspect. I enjoyed this enough to try it again from some fresh bottles or from the brewery.


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